Public Release:  MARC travel awards announced for the 27th Protein Society Symposium 2013

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 27th Protein Society Symposium in Boston, MA from July 20-24, 2013. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, postdoctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the 27th Protein Society Symposium.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 10 awards totaling $14,800.

The FASEB MARC Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A primary goal of the MARC Program is to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

POSTER/ORAL PRESENTERS (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)
Catherine Amaya, Amherst College
Joshua Brown, University of Maryland Baltimore [Protein member]
Nethaniah Dorh, Michigan Technological University
Pamela Mosley, Duke University [Protein member]
Rachael Parker, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Daniel Schlingman, Yale University
Ashley Schloss, Yale University [Protein member]
Shanen Sherrer, HHMI/Duke University [Protein member]

FACULTY/MENTOR & STUDENTS/MENTEES (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)
Dr. Sheila Jaswell, Amherst College [Protein member]
Abel Samanez, Amherst College

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